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When it comes to teen boy gifts, you might be feeling overwhelmed about what to choose. With so many products on the market, how can you know what’s going to last outside the box for more than a few days? Not to mention, you want to be sure that the gifts you do choose are something that your teen boy is going to love and use, not frown at and keep in his closet to collect dust.
It’s true, teen boys can be notoriously hard to please. During such a rebellious phase in your child’s life, you’ll want to make sure you get them something for the holidays that doesn’t disappoint. Out of all the potential gifts available today, we’ve narrowed it down to the best just for you.
Keep reading to learn about 12 exciting gifts for teen boys.
1. A Nintendo Switch Lite
Who doesn’t like cool electronic gifts? Just like many parents grew up with the advent of the TV, kids nowadays are growing up with the advent of the internet as well as all kinds of miraculous gadgets.
The Nintendo Switch Lite is the newest version of the Nintendo Switch and, you guessed it, it’s both lighter and more portable than ever before. With so many great games, such as Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, your teen boy will be able to have endless fun wherever he goes.
Plus, there are many multiplayer games, such as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, that will give you a chance to bond with your son through some friendly competition.
You’ll be glad to know that, if he’s playing on the TV, he can seamlessly switch to the portable, handheld version of the Nintendo Switch, which means never being late for a dentist appointment again.
2. A Bike
Just because kids are growing up among so much technology doesn’t mean that they can’t have a love for the outdoors as well. A bike will give them the freedom they yearn for at that sensitive age.
Best of all, there are many ways to customize a bike so that it fits their personality perfectly. You can change the colour of the bike, the style of the seat or handlebars, and much more.
Consider what they’ll use the bike for. If you think they’ll enjoy a stroll in the neighbourhood with friends, then pick something based on comfort. If they are more adventuresome and might plan on going off-road, you should get a highly-durable bike that can switch gears and go up steep inclines.
Safety is always important so don’t forget to include a helmet with the bike. This is also another opportunity for personalization.
3. An Electric Shaver
With puberty, of course, comes facial hair. Even if your teenager is only dealing with something just above the level of peach fuzz, they’ll still want to start getting into the habit of shaving, whether it’s every day or once a week.
The teenage years are a prime time for kids to become extremely self-conscious of their appearance, but with an electric shaver, they can groom themselves to perfection.
A pack of high-quality razors would also work as a similar but still great gift. Best of all, father and son can bond over the moment when your teen boy shaves for the first time. Be sure to have a camera on hand so that you can preserve those precious memories for a lifetime.
4. A Massive Bean Bag
Your child has probably already started on what he calls his “man cave.” They grow up so fast, don’t they?
Well, when it comes to cool gifts for teen boys, this bean bag of epic proportions can be the large cherry on top of their man cave cake. No hangout is complete if you can’t relax comfortably. With a giant bean bag, your teen boy can feel like he’s on a cloud as he plays video games, watches TV, or simply takes an afternoon nap after filling up on pizza.
As if the gift couldn’t get any cooler, you can actually get personalized bean bags that have your kid’s initials on them or something else.
Did you know that bean bags can also help with back pain? It’s a great way to help prevent your child from dealing with chronic pain in the future. If you ever have kinks or spasms in your own back, you might want to get a matching one for yourself.
5. A Guitar
If your teen boy is a music fanatic then you can’t go wrong with an actual guitar. Maybe they’ve spent a few thousand hours playing Guitar Hero on a little plastic guitar toy when that was all the craze, but now they can learn to play the real thing.
A guitar is a creative outlet that will allow them to express their feelings in a positive way. If he ends up taking it a step further by starting or joining a band, then he’ll have more chances to feel connected with his friends in ways that can last a lifetime.
You might have to end up dealing with some noise for a while, but who knows, he may end up creating a band that becomes the next global sensation. There’s only one way to find out.
6. A Cork Wallet
As you write out your list of gifts for boys, you won’t want to forget about a cork wallet. Now that your child is growing up, it’s about time they start learning to be responsible with money, but first, they’ll need a unique wallet that will make them the coolest kid at school.
A cork wallet has the same texture as leather without coming from an animal’s skin. With inspiring figures like the teenage Greta Thunberg who are leading the movement of a green and sustainable future, your teen will appreciate the fact that you’re thinking about the long term.
You can make the gift even cooler by slipping a few big bills into the wallet to get them started on their journey of financial responsibility.
7. A Backpack
There are many backpacks that can be used for every life situation, including high school, college, hiking, and travelling the world.
With many compartments, removable seat pads, headphone ports, waterproof materials, and more, backpack technology has come a long way. Not only will your teen boy get a lot of use out of it, but they can also look stylish while wearing it.
You can get a type of backpack that fits with their personality too. If they’re all about fashion, then there are plenty of backpacks with eye-catching colours and designs. If they carry around a lot of books, clothes, electronics, and more, you can go with a large, cinch-closed backpack.
Gifting them such an awesome backpack is the perfect time to invite them to go camping with you. What better way to bond with your child than in the great outdoors? You can roast marshmallows over a campfire, go canoeing in a river, and more.
8. Wireless Earbuds
There’s nothing more annoying in life for a teenager than to fish out their earbuds from their backpack only to discover that it’s more tangled than a Chinese puzzle. Not only do cheap earbuds tangle all the time, but they often break after a few months or even sooner than that.
You can make your teen boy’s life easier and cooler with some high-tech, wireless earbuds. They can be conveniently stored in a small case and because they don’t have wires, they’ll never be tangled or stop working because of a frayed connection.
Best of all, whether your child is working out, hiking vigorously, or something else, the lack of wires will give them much more freedom of movement.
9. An R/C Drone
Drones are all the rage now because they can do so much more than the average flying toy. Many celebrity YouTubers are using them with cameras to get picturesque footage of their travels or even their backyards.
A teen boy will probably be a bit rougher and less careful than a full-grown adult operating a drone, which is why some R/C drones come with a lightweight plastic bubble that can protect the drone from those inevitable bumps and crashes. Think of the bubble as training wheels, like when they were first trying to learn to ride a bike.
Eventually, they’ll be able to take that bubble off and put on full display their talent for making the drone do flips, spins, and other tricks. If you get two or more drones, then the parents can compete in a race against the kids for an afternoon of total fun.
10. Trivial Pursuit
Nowadays, there is a Trivial Pursuit that covers just about every movie and TV show in existence and then some.
If they love the show Stranger Things, then Trivial Pursuit ‘Stranger Things’: Back to the ’80s Edition would be the perfect gift for your teen boy. There’s also Trivial Pursuit: World of Warcraft, Trivial Pursuit: Lord of the Rings, and so much more.
This is something they can play with their friends during a sleepover with lots of pizza as fuel.
Additionally, if you take the time to study the answers to the Trivial Pursuit you gifted to him, then you can pull a prank on your kid by beating him at his own game. Either way, you’ll be in for a fun game night with the kids.
11. A Laptop
A laptop can quickly become a teen boy’s hub for everything important to them. From music and video games to social media and news, they’ll be able to quickly access everything they love with one portable device.
You can also consider the laptop an investment because once they head off to college, they’ll most certainly need one. If you buy a high-quality laptop, then it should be able to last them until it’s time to get that college degree. To help them take care of it, you should include a personalized or artistic case for the laptop.
If you want to go above and beyond, you could also add a vinyl sticker to the top of the laptop. It can be based on anything they’re a fan of, from Batman and Superman to Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones. With such a personalized and multifaceted gift, you’ll swiftly become the most popular parent in the neighbourhood.
12. A Loot Crate
A Loot Crate is a great way to surprise your kid with a box that has a bunch of unique goodies. You can buy them a single Loot Crate or give the gift that keeps on giving by ordering a monthly subscription.
Loot Crate focuses on all things related to what a teen kid loves, such as Marvel and DC-related items, anime, WWE, and much more. With a subscription, he’ll soon be able to deck out the walls of his room, all his shelves, and even himself with some sweet t-shirts.
But that’s not all, of course, there are some really unique items that can’t easily be found in stores, such as an Alien sharpener, a magnetic Katamari Damacy figure, or a Los Pollos Hermanos cold cup.
Ready to Make Your Shopping List with These Exciting Gifts for Teen Boys?
Now that you know all about these 12 awesome gifts for teen boys, you can start making an epic holiday shopping list that is sure to put the biggest smile on your kids’ faces.
Bean Bags R Us has the highest quality bean bags on the market. Because our products are able to withstand the normal wear and tear that can come from being in a teen boy’s hangout, you can rest easy knowing that this gift will last for years to come. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us and we’ll get back to you right away.